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Smudge62

Going to take the plunge and fit flared side panels, any tips or photos on where to cut around the two lumps that the bonnet locates on and how many screws used.

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Lots of options. This is what I did. Two rivnuts top and bottom on each.

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Adge Cutler- Dorset AO

Just fitted them on mine. Trimmed the panel around the bonnet location blocks. Secured them in place with M5 button head bolts, in place of the original rivets.

 

Apologies for poor photo, but hopefully shows what I did.

 

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Smudge62

Thanks Adge,

 

Where have you cut the original bodywork, is there not a step under the top lip in front of the bonnet blocks, if you get a chance a few more photos would be great, does the front edge fit flush or do you have a air gap there as well.

 

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Adge Cutler- Dorset AO

I’ll fish out some more photos later.

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Ben(EBD-ENG)
On 12/10/2020 at 22:28, Rush Motorsport said:

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Lots of options. This is what I did. Two rivnuts top and bottom on each.

are those Grp, Russ. if so where did you get those

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NickBW

Tim had a great idea in his ecoboost build.  He cut his exiting panels and moved them out creating the flared sides.  Worked really well

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Andrzej

This is what I did too- cutting original side panel and attach it more outside on its rear end.

Additionaly there is possibility to make attachements for this side panel so there is easier and quick access to engine bay to remove a starter for example ;) :

 

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(or oil filter, oil sensors, fuel lines, alternator etc.) 

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Andy (Sycho)

Few more photos 

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11 hours ago, Ben(EBD-ENG) said:

are those Grp, Russ. if so where did you get those


Yes GRP, Carbon NV. :)

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Ben(EBD-ENG)
38 minutes ago, Rush Motorsport said:


Yes GRP, Carbon NV. :)

I'll have to take a look. My car isn't a. Carbon carrier

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Get carbon and wrap them in GRP effect vinyl!

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Adge Cutler- Dorset AO

Cut original panels ~ 25mm in front of of footwell bulkhead.
 

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I cut a spacer strip (2mm plastic) to sit on top chassis rail from cut edge of original panel to front edge of new panel. Also tapered top face of existing panel down in front of bonnet locating blocks. Top face of cf panel now supported and firm.

 

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Lower return on original grp side panel was quite thick, so I’ve made and fitted some 4mm thick spacers (mudflat material) on lower bolts.

 

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Hope that helps.

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SimonUK

I'm just about to fit a set to my car too. All these photos are a great help! What are the best tools / cutting blades for cutting the original side panels and also doing the more intricate cuts on the carbon?

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kevip6

Great photos and a quality job 👍

 

Thanks 

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